I'm in a bit of a baking mood at the moment (although I haven't quite yet been enticed to join the cupcake frenzies I've witnessed on some other blogs). Tonight my post work wind down included baking a batch of brownies for a semi-social meeting at work tomorrow.
The recipe is sooooo simple, and they taste sooooo good. When I was in Uni, I made a batch with one of my buddies and we ate it in a single evening. (With the benefit of hindsight, I would have to say this is rather overindulgent. I wouldn't recommend doing it unless you are a sugar and chocolate addict and can cope with the hit to your system!).
The recipe comes from Canada, from mum's mom, otherwise known as Grumpy Granny (God rest her upset soul):
1/2 cup cocoa powder with
125g (31/2oz) melted butter
in a medium sized bowl.
2 beaten eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup sifted white flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Pour into a buttered 20cm square pan.
Lick the beater/spoon clean while you bake it for 20 to 30 minutes at 160degC (350degF) until the sides have pulled away from the pan.
It will sink a bit as it cools but that's just because it is so rich and fudgy and divine.... Mmmmmmm